[RFC] Switching to SPDX in license tags

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Thu Jul 9 12:08:36 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 8:03 AM, Haïkel <hguemar at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to get feedback from Fedora Legal and also my fellow
> contributors about considering
> SPDX (Software Package Data Exchange) is a specification hosted by the
> Linux Foundation defining
> a standard format for communicating components, licenses and
> copyrights associated with a software package.
> https://spdx.org/
> It would make it much easier collaborating with other distributions
> and upstream projects.
> On a more practical side, it would mean standardizing on SPDX short
> identifier to design licenses
> and exceptions in all our packages.
> https://spdx.org/spdx-license-list
> Your feedback?

Can you elaborate on how you envision this working?  SPDX appears to
work best when upstream projects integrate it and maintain it
themselves.  Doing that downstream is possible, but it sounds both
time consuming and easy to get wrong or stale.


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